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English adjective: ridiculous

1. ridiculous inspiring scornful pity

SamplesHow silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years.

Synonymspathetic, silly



2. ridiculous incongruous;inviting ridicule

SamplesThe absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework.
That's a cockeyed idea.
Ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer.
A contribution so small as to be laughable.
It is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion.
A preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history.
Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous.

Synonymsabsurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous



3. ridiculous broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

SamplesThe wild farcical exuberance of a clown.
Ludicrous green hair.

Synonymsfarcical, ludicrous

Similarhumorous, humourous

Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

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